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Instructional Staff

Mr. Loren Gamarra - Director of Instrumental Music

Loren graduated from the California State University, Fullerton 2010 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Music Education while studying trumpet with Dr. Mark Garrabrant, Bernie Parsons and some time with Brian Mantz. In May 2011, he earned his California Teaching Credential from CSU, Fullerton and student taught at Yorba Linda High School (Bincins Garcia) and Bernardo Yorba Middle School (Rita Watson). By August 2011 he was named the Director of Instrumental Music at Valley View High School. Loren was nominated for Grammy Music Educator of the year for 2017 and 2018, and has been recognized by the Moreno Valley Unified School District Board of Education countless times over the course of his tenure. Loren worked four seasons as a Toy Solider Herald Trumpeter in the Disneyland Christmas Fantasy Parade (2008-2011) while also working as a brass and marching instructor at Kennedy High School (his Alma Mater) & Canyon Springs High School (Moreno Valley).


Loren is currently in his 9th year as the Director of Instrumental Music of the 130+ member program at Valley View High School.  He has also been a member of the VVHS Leadership Team, WASC Committee, Budget Committee and the Staff Social Club.  Under Loren’s leadership, Valley View's ensembles have grown and flourished over the years, and he has re-established Valley View as being one of the elite music programs in Moreno Valley and the Inland Empire. 


Loren was an inaugural staff member of the DCI Open Class Corps, The Watchmen, and worked with the Trumpet & Mellophone sections for their first two seasons. He is also an attendee of JEN, SCSBOA & CBDA Conferences. His professional affiliations include the SCSBOA, CBDA, JEN, NAfME and System Blue.


Jonathan ProbstDrill Writer
 Box Six Productions - Arranger
Kelvin Askew - Visual Caption Head 
Dr. Marcus Wilcher - Jazz & Woodwind Instructor 
Jonny Green - Percussion Caption Head
Robert Jordan Color Guard Caption Head
Sarah Wilson - Guard Instructor
Eric Simpson - Guard Instructor